The water-striders, Halobates spp,, are the only truly marine insects: they spend their entire lifecycle in the marine environment, In a Northern Territory mangal (mangrove swamp) these water-striders hunt on the surface for insects that have fallen in; they will also devour zooplankton beneath them, Northern Territory, Australia, (de)


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The water-striders, Halobates spp,, are the only truly marine insects: they spend their entire lifecycle in the marine environment, In a Northern Territory mangal (mangrove swamp) these water-striders hunt on the surface for insects that have fallen in; they will also devour zooplankton beneath them, Northern Territory, Australia, (de)
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch

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